August 4th, 2010

Semiformalishmaybe

Solipsism on Parade

Last night saw the newly-restored Metropolis. The first time I saw the film, I was fairly young, and the last time I saw it before now was still sometime back - enough that I just vaguely remembered the plot and some of the visuals. I had forgotten how very spaz all the characters are, enough so that I had a running MST3k-style commentary in my head for the entire film. Still, being part of early film shot during a time and place where the future of this little civilisation project we humans have was not all that stable, that's entirely forgivable.

On that note: good candidates for the moral of the film:Collapse )

More seriously, the musical allusions to the not-then-so-distant french revolution paired nicely with the social allusions to the Terror - experiments with liberty for the french as experiments with mechanisation for Weimar.

Speaking of morals or lessons, this morning's was the always unfortunate "if the cats can knock it over while you are asleep, they will". When I get home I get to see if another USB HD is toast due to tea soakage. Yay.